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The Lusophonic Disappointment of Sciongrad

“In Scion, we trust.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: International Democratic Union

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The Lusophonic Disappointment of Sciongrad is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 6.044 billion Scionites love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Villa Real. The average income tax rate is 95%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, the Elk is a protected species, and recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed. Crime is totally unknown. Sciongrad's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Cult of the Clove, and its currency is the Shield.

Sciongrad is ranked 80th in International Democratic Union and 115,001st in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -18 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 3 hours ago

  • 2 days 16 hours ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 2 days 16 hours ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 12 days ago: Sciongrad endorsed The Demure Abyssopelagy of The Dark Star Republic.
  • 15 days ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).
  • 15 days ago: Sciongrad fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • 16 days ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 21 days ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
  • 24 days ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest.
  • 26 days ago: Sciongrad voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Foreign Patent Recognition".
  • 27 days ago: Sciongrad was endorsed by The Demure Abyssopelagy of The Dark Star Republic.

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Bears Armed Mission and The Dark Star Republic.

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